On January 25, 1995, theMarijuana Policy Project (MPP) was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the District of Columbia by Robert Kampia and Chuck Thomas. The MPP's mission is to provide the marijuana law-reform movement with full-time, organized lobbying on the federal level.
The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) understands that no one policy will solve all problems. Each potentially harmful effect of marijuana consumption and the myriad public and private marijuana control efforts must be thoroughly evaluated. Each policy option should be judged according to whether the overall harm is reduced or increased. Furthermore, public policies must be grounded in the reality that marijuana consumption is already widespread despite the present prohibition laws.
A "marijuana-free America" has been proven to be an unrealistic goal.